Eli Reed is Clinical Professor of Photojournalism at the University of Texas, with Magnum Photos since 1983. A 1982/83 Harvard University Nieman Fellow, he has worked on assignment for national and international publications such as National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, USNews & World Report, New York Sunday Times Magazine, and others, covering world news events since 1982.
He has received awards from the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Documentary Photography, Overseas Press Club, Kodak World Image Award for Fine Art Photography, Leica Medal of Excellence, Pictures of the Year (POY) Nikon World Understanding Award, World Press Photo, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Visa pour L'image Festival Du Photoreportage, and the Lucie Foundation Award for Documentary Photography.
His personal books include "Beirut, City of Regrets” 1988, “Black in America” 1997 (text and poetry written by Reed with preface by Gordon Parks, and “I Grandi Fotografi Eli Reed” 2007.
Reed is a member of the collective Kamoinge and has photographed approximately 30 films (Including three Academy Award winners).